William C. Dunning

Published 10:06 am Thursday, October 6, 2022

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AULANDER – William Charles “June Bug” Dunning, age 80, of Millennium Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the Accordius Health at Creekside Care in Ahoskie, NC.

Bill was born on June 29, 1942 to the late William Claude Dunning, Jr. and Willie Dunn Dunning in Hertford County, NC. He was an oil truck driver for many years. He was a dedicated member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Ahoskie Kiwanis Club, and Aulander Ruritan Club. Bill was a loving and devoted father and grandfather, affectionately called Big Daddy and BeBe by his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of NASCAR with his favorite driver being Richard Petty. Bill never met a stranger and loved working with his hands. Once he stopped driving the oil truck, he opened up a business that he owned and operated for 5 years, Bill’s Country Corner, in Connaritsa, then began working for Perdue building chicken houses. After that, he finally got to enjoy his time staying at home and would always have supper on the table when Nita got home from work. Bill was loved by many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his better half, Nita Rawls Morris of the home; his son, Sean Michael Dunning and wife Laura Hill Dunning of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Stephanie Lassiter and husband Robbie of Rich Square, NC; three grandchildren, William Charles Dunning, II, Allison Turner Dunning, and Chance Lewis Lassiter; and a sister, Bettie Dunning Lane and husband David of Hertford, NC.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor Greg Hurdle, and Pastor Bob Skeens officiating. Burial will follow at Job Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Aulander NC 27805 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search fund, type-William Bill Dunning.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Dunning family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.